Megan Anne Holmes

Megan Anne Holmes

Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health


Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2015

Selected Grants

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Leveraging Clinical Anatomy as Early Collaborative Learning for Duke Health Professions Students awarded by Duke Center for Interprofessional Education and Care (2020 to 2021)

Function and Evolution of Jaw-Muscle Fiber Type in Primates awarded by NSF (NSF-BCS-1551761) (2016)

Joshi, Anand, et al. “The Source and the Course of the Articular Branches to the T4-T8 Zygapophysial Joints.Pain Med, vol. 20, no. 12, Dec. 2019, pp. 2371–76. Pubmed, doi:10.1093/pm/pnz116. Full Text

Wall, Christine E., et al. “Proteomics and immunohistochemistry identify the expression of α-cardiac myosin heavy chain in the jaw-closing muscles of sooty mangabeys (order Primates).Arch Oral Biol, vol. 91, July 2018, pp. 103–08. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2018.01.019. Full Text

Taylor, Andrea B., et al. “Jaw-Muscle Fiber Architecture and Leverage in the Hard-Object Feeding Sooty Mangabey are not Structured to Facilitate Relatively Large Bite Forces Compared to Other Papionins.Anat Rec (Hoboken), vol. 301, no. 2, Feb. 2018, pp. 325–42. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/ar.23718. Full Text

Ruff, Christopher B., et al. “Interpreting skeletal growth in the past from a functional and physiological perspective.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 150, no. 1, Wiley, Jan. 2013, pp. 29–37. Crossref, doi:10.1002/ajpa.22120. Full Text

Holmes, Megan A., and Christopher B. Ruff. “Dietary effects on development of the human mandibular corpus.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 145, no. 4, Wiley, Aug. 2011, pp. 615–28. Crossref, doi:10.1002/ajpa.21554. Full Text

Holmes, M. A., and A. B. Taylor. “Heterogeneity of Fiber Types in the Anterior Temporalis Muscle in Papionins.” Journal of Morphology, vol. 280, WILEY, 2019, pp. S139–S139.

Doyle, Daniel J., et al. “Gorilla hindlimb muscle fiber phenotypes.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 168, WILEY, 2019, pp. 62–62.

Taylor, Andrea B., et al. “Fiber-type phenotype of the anterior superficial masseter in African apes: A preliminary test of the frequent recruitment hypothesis.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 168, WILEY, 2019, pp. 244–45.